For Hometown News
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- As people from Newtown, Conn., and beyond respond to the school shooting tragedy, they are turning to United Way looking for ways to help.
In response, the nonprofit will be accepting donations to aid in providing support services to the families and community affected by this senseless tragedy. All donations designated to the Sandy Hook effort will go to the local and surrounding United Way Agencies to be distributed.
"The mission of United Way of St. Lucie County is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community," said Karen Knapp, United Way of St. Lucie county president and CEO.
"We will work directly with the United Way of Newtown, Conn., to provide support and resources where and when they become identified and needed. United Way has the ability to identify best practices in dealing with the short-term and long-term needs the community will face in the wake of such a tragedy."
To donate to the Sandy Hook Support efforts, send a check to: United Way of St. Lucie County, RE: Sandy Hook, 4800 S. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34982.
For more information, call (772) 464-5300 or visit www.unitedwayslc.org and Facebook page www.facebook.com/unitedwayslc.